How exactly does "discharging a lipo" mean? Is it necessary to do it?
The only reason to discharge a LiPo is for storage, each cell should be around 3.8 volts.
that info is correct, if the lipo is above 3.8v per cell then the charger will discharge it to bring it to 3.8v's if the lipo is below like at lvc 3.4v then it wont discharge it will charge it up to the 3.8v storage charge.
DEU 8:18 ESV
Alright, thanks guys.
Can I discharge a Lipo at same C-ratings as I charge them ? (If I got a charger with that kind of discharge power...)
I'm new to lipos and had the same question. I bought a used brushless e-revo that came with 3s lipos and the LVC seems to kick in at around 3.4 where the car shuts down.
When they have cooled, I throw them on the charger and monitor the lipos until they hit between 3.80 and 3.85 and then take them off the charger to store.
Is this the proper procedure? I have a Traxxas EZ Peak 6 amp charger that didn't come with a manual so I'm not sure if there is a storage setting on the charger. I went through the menu a few times and didn't see anything that indicated "Storage".
Scroll through the options for lipo. There is a setting that will charge or discharge to storage voltage automatically.
If you're gonna be stupid, you'd better be tough.